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Topic: Little Visitor Swap Round 22 (SU CLOSED SO 11/9 and 3/11)  (Read 16120 times)
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Wildfyre
« on: October 28, 2015 11:45:26 AM »

Here's the gallery!


first of all.....
This is a LONG swap. This cannot be your first Craftster swap; no exceptions. Please understand that we don't want anyone to go MIA, and although we won't be requiring weekly check-ins, it is expected that all participants check into the thread regularly and post pictures throughout the duration of the swap. (We will help out by periodically posting questions and/or photo challenges to keep the thread moving if needed!)
We reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of incomplete packages, late sending, ill-communication, lack of tracking #'s, etc., we may refuse you. We want this to be a flake-free swap!
*Participants who send/have sent more than two weeks late in previous little visitor swaps may not join this round.


 



Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 22
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wildfyre
Co-Organizer: Mountains and Clouds
Sign-up date range:   October 28- November 6 (or until full)
Date to send out Little Visitor:  November 9 2015
Send Visitor Back Home: March 7 2016
Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? 21

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each PARTICIPANT to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understand that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by November 9th.  You can send an optional biography (likes/dislikes/personality traits) if you would like to.

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV and writing his/her/its bio as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the first send-outs are less than a week after partners are matched up.

Post a photo of your LV in the thread.

Once you are accepted into the swap you must post in either this thread or the gallery regularly until the end of the swap. If you are going to be away please let the organizers AND your partner know. Spotty communication in the threads will be reflected in your swap feedback comments.

Once you receive your LV, show them around! You should visit at least 10 different areas/parts of town/activities so that they can get the real experience of your community. Of course, the more places they visit, the better! And be sure to take lots of pictures to send home with your new friend!

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. We know not everyone is a scrapper/paper crafter but please do you best to send something you are proud of. We highly recommend sending any additional pics on a CD or even a link to your Flickr/Photobucket gallery of your Little Visitor. Many people like to create a blog for their little visitor!

You are also required to send 3 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip. The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both. Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area! In previous rounds, craftsters have made their little visitors outfits or accessories, so you may do that too if you like. Discuss how much you'd like to send with your partner.

Send your LV home by March 7 2016. It is a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LVs as many excursions as possible!

IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A TRACKING NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If youre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT (or other proof of mailing that is approved by me before sending)! And we require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so we can verify the date that you sent, and that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner.


Here are some links to recent galleries:

Round 19:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433096.0

Round 18:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428625.0

Round 17:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=421885.0

Round 16:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415200.0



To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV to your partner by November 9 2015
* Provide proof of mailing to your partner and the organizer
* Take your LV around town and show them the sights! Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
* Post photos of your adventures in the gallery
* Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
* Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by March 7th 2016
* Contact organizers when you send/receive - you MUST supply Tracking# or receipt EVERY time you post something.




Once you are matched up with your partner, please stay in contact with them! If you haven't heard from your partner in a while, please let us (organizers) know right away. I hope we don't have any flakers, but if we do, it's better if we catch them quickly.


THIS IS A COMPLICATED SWAP AND ITS LONGER THAN MOST. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read everything before you sign up, and make sure you can commit to everything.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A STUFFY TO SEND
- Small is better than large. Not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back! Also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We have had issues with LVs being too large to bring in a purse etc.
- Please make sure your LV is durable enough to survive when traveling around in someone's bag, pocket, etc.  We don't want any injuries!
- Swaps arent perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please dont send something youd be heartbroken to lose. There have also been flakers in previous rounds.
- For better photos, send a LV that is pose-able (this is just a suggestion, most will not be pose-able, and that is ok)
- Your partner might have allergies, so its best not to send something your cat loves to cuddle up with or thats been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV doesnt have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet instead!

If you want to participate, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread. That way Ill know that youll get notification of anything I post here.

Please put LV SWAP ROUND 22- Approval as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Wildfyre). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.


*Please note* If you would like to sign up with a partner, both people must submit a questionnaire. You WILL NOT be guaranteed a spot until both questionnaires have been received.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 22

Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name:

Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Please confirm that you are at least 21 years of age:

Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners etc.?

Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?

Is your LV from a home where people smoke?

Is your LV from a home with pets?

Name of LV:

Does your LV have a religious affiliation?

Does your LV have a political affiliation?

Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Swappers within the USA shouldn't have any problems)

Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?

Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?

Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)

Have you done this swap before? List previous partners/locations if you want your LV to go somewhere different:

Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?

What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?

What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?

Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)

Are you of legal drinking age where you live? Is your LV?

What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?

What size is your LV?

Any type of LV you would not like to host?

List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)

Do you have/have access to a camera?

Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?

Can you send the 3 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or storebought.)

Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?

Anything else you would like to let your partner know?

Do you have a pinterest?
Blog/website?
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter,etc?

Are you signing up with a partner?
If so, who?


Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Wildfyre). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

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Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find general rules about participating in a Craftster swap.

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Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436346.0#ixzz3UajfTZFO



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Approved Participants:

Wildfyre - Washington / Alaska USA
Mountains and Clouds - Hawaii USA
Jenn90000 - Ontario Canada
LadybugsAndBumblebees - New York USA
Smeddley- Kansas USA
Wolffepsyche - Georgia USA
Alexampersandra - Virginia USA
phoenixfiredesigns - Florida USA
koalascout - Georgia USA
NathanielM93 - Belgium
rockingbearranch - Texas USA
seeuudee - United Kingdom
waterbaby - California USA
Inselaeffchen - United Kingdom
abuckshort - Australia


Partners

Wildfyre - LadybugsAndBumblebees
Mountains and Clouds - Smeddley
phoenixfiredesigns - LadybugsAndBumblebees
waterbaby - Inselaeffchen
Wolffepsyche - Alexampersandra
NathanielM93 - koalascout
abuckshort - rockingbearranch
seeuudee - Jenn90000
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015 02:15:35 PM »

Yay!! My favorite swap. I always feel weirdly naked without a LV in between rounds. Grin I also LOVE Clyde's photo you used, that's so cool!

Just need to figure out which LV wants to go out this round. As always, if anyone is super excited about visiting Florida, pm me and maybe we can swap! (I'm always looking for places my LV's haven't been yet. Which gets harder each round since I've done so many! LOL)
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015 02:54:00 PM »

This sounds like so much fun.  I was browsing the other threads and this looks like something my kids and I could really get into.  It would also give us a reason to get out and about to see some sights.  Some of our local sights are better in the summer, but we can find lots to do with a LV in the winter.  Our visiting LV better pack their long johns.  LOL.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015 02:55:09 PM »

I've been wanting to do this swap for a long time.  I'm going to do it this time!  Will send in my questionnaire soon!  (Have to eat dinner first.   Roll Eyes)

If anyone else feels comfortable mentioning where they live in this thread or where the LV may visit, I thought it would be interesting to see all the different places...I live in Long Island, NY.  I have two marinas and one bay by my house.  I go to Brooklyn and NYC often to visit my son. 

I love ladybugs, so I'm going to have to find a fun ladybug item to send.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015 03:15:55 PM »

Ooh, I loved this swap! Riki (who has attended LV swap a few times some time ago - http://ecoli-travels.blogspot.com/ ) has been travelling with me and my friends lately and now cannot join Little Visitor because she's in Iceland and plans to go to Israel, so luckily next round.. anyway, I'm going to keep my eye on the little travelers here! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015 03:48:25 PM »

I am near Niagara Falls, Canada, so lots to see here.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2015 04:37:33 PM »

That is so cool!
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2015 05:19:18 PM »

Kansas here.  Not a lot to see here, unless you like baseball!  Cheesy  But the World Series will be over by they time an LV gets here, though they would have to get some Royals swag (win or lose, it's still awesome).  Over the winter there will probably mostly be a lot of crafting going on, and the ubiquitous bellydance, not sure what else yet (I don't make much in the way of plans in advance...).

Poe will be heading out again!

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2015 06:12:34 PM »

Alaska/ Washington State here... mostly WA in the winters now and on a commercial fishing boat out of Sitka, Alaska in the summers. But there will be a trip up there this winter as well.
We do a lot of outdoors stuff- hiking, hunting, fishing, crabbing. So if anyone wants their LV to come hang out on the northwest coast and spend a lot of time in the woods, let me know Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2015 06:33:13 AM »



On top of the tank is my LV, Wallace!  Grin

Inside of the tank is Wallace's aquatic cousin, Frogward.  Grin

I just got done looking at some of the galleries from previous rounds of this swap and it's given me even more ideas of where to go and what to see!  My son is also big on finding new and exciting things to see and do (he's 21 and living in his first apartment in Brooklyn and working in NYC) so he'll be a great resource for this swap as well!

I want the swap to start NOW! Wink
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